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Switch it Off and Take a Break from Technology

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Rebekka Johnston | September 22 2017 | | Tags: , , , ,
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Technology has become an important part of our lives, and why not!? It is amazing what we can do on our smartphones. We use them to communicate to different people across the world, to answer those niggling questions, find out directions as well as influencing the way we shop, exercise, and entertain ourselves. However, it’s […]

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Exercise Motivation during Winter

Exercise Motivation

With the winter months looming, we will soon start to see the temperatures plummet and the days becoming shorter. After a long day at work, all you might what to do is go home and cozy up in front of a nice warm fire. However, there is another way to stay warm this winter – […]

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Are you Ready for Sex?

Are You Ready to Have Sex?

It can be a daunting prospect on whether or not you are ready to take your relationship to the next level. It can seem as if everyone has an active and fruitful sex life. Whereas you might be a bit more hesitant. It is important to understand that this is completely normal! Deciding to take […]

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Good Stress vs Bad Stress

Good Stress vs Bad Stress

Stress is something that we have all experienced. As humans, we naturally strive to maintain homeostasis. This is a state in which all of our biological processes have stability and equilibrium. This equilibrium is essential for our survival so when it is disturbed, our bodies naturally take action to try to restore it. Stress response […]

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Managing Stress in College

College Related Stress

What can Impact Mental Health in College? A lot of aspects of college life can impact student’s mental health and wellbeing. Trying to balance multiple commitments whilst also finding time to make friends, have fun and enjoy the new experience can often be stressful. If you are starting college and facing potential stress due to […]

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Combatting Autumn Blues

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | September 13 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Autumn Blues

What Causes the Autumn Blues With Autumn sunsets starting at 5pm, it can be hard to remain optimistic. However, there is no need to let the change of season bring you down! Autumn blues can be caused by the fading light, colder weather, or even just the longing for sunlit afternoons. Below we have outlined […]

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Preparing for the Leaving Certificate Year

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Sam Henson | September 9 2016 | | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Leaving Certificate Stress

Leaving Certificate Anxiety For a number of students, the beginning of this academic year is particularly significant. At the end of the year they will be sitting some of the most challenging exams of their educational career. The stress and anxiety associated with the Leaving Certificate can come from a number of sources. Students may […]

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Building ‘Bouncebackability’ and Resilience

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We all respond to difficult situations and setbacks in unique ways. Some, more than others, seem to “bounce back” from these events quickly. Resilience is the process that allows a person to adapt well in the face of adversity or stress. Adapting well doesn’t mean that a person doesn’t experience the significant emotional responses that […]

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Mind Over Matter – Mindful Exercise

Mindful Exercise

While we all understand the benefits which regular exercise can provide our bodies, less emphasis is placed on the benefits of Mindful Exercising. Many people utilise exercise as a form of mindful meditation in itself (e.g. running or walking) in order to distance themselves from stress or daily issues. While this is productive, there are many […]

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Exercise:It’s The Eye of the Tiger

Exercise: Eye of the Tiger

Sweat, heat, blisters, timers, weights, water queues – these are just a few of the issues people raise when considering the undertaking of any kind of exercise. However, there are far more benefits to regular exercise than one may realise; just 30 minutes of exercise can stimulate the brain to release “fun chemicals” such as […]

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